It used to be, finding cheap flights to Belize was rare. With Belize becoming more and more popular,the airlines apparently noticed and have been gradually adding more flights from all over. There are now five different airlines flying in direct from ten different cities (some seasonally). Both of the major Canadian Airlines have seasonal direct flights as well and there are also two from Central America. You can, of course, catch connecting flights to Belize from all over the U.S. and Canada.
Direct Flights From US Cities to Belize City
Charlotte (CLT) – Seasonal; Saturday Departure at 9:55 am. The season ended August 18 and resumes on November 10, 2018.
Dallas (DFW) – Saturday Departure 12:35 pm.
Los Angeles (LAX) – Seasonal late Friday night Departure at 11:55 pm. The season finished August 17 and picks up again on November 9, 2018.
Miami (MIA) – Twice Daily Departures at 10:35 am 12:06 pm.
Atlanta (ATL) – Daily Departure at 9:55 am.
Los Angeles (LAX) – Seasonal Saturday Departure at 12:40 am (so you need to be there late Friday night). The season ended August 11 and starts back up on December 22, 2018.
Houston (HOU) – Sunday – Friday Departure at 2:25 pm. Saturday at 10:50 am.
Denver (DEN) – Seasonally; Saturday, at 11:00 am. The season returns on November 10, 2018. An additional Sunday flight begins on January 6, 2019.
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Daily; Departure time at 11:45 Saturday only until November 3, when it goes to daily.
Note: Southwest only shows their schedule for about 7 months in advance – as of this update the departures above are showing until April 7, 2019.
Houston (IAH) – Sunday to Friday Departures at 9:50 am with. Saturday you can choose from four departure times; 7:35, 9:50 am and 12:07 or 2:22 pm.
Chicago (ORD) – Seasonally – Saturday, at 9:05 am. The season begins again on November 3, 2018, and runs to January 5, 2019. Daily flights begin on January 7 and end on April 27, 2019.
Newark (EWR) Seasonally; Starts up again on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 8:35 am to April 27, 2019. There are other non-stop days of the week but are a bit sporadic so check this one closely.
Sun Country Airlines (New – Seasonal):
Minneapolis/St. Paul Saturdays at 7:05 am, December 22, 2018 to April 20, 2019.
Seasonal Direct Flights from Canada to Belize City
Toronto (YYZ) – Wednesday, and Saturday 10:00 am. The season begins on October 31, 2018, to April 27, 2019. An Monday flight is added from March 4, 2019
Calgary (YYC) – Friday at 9:15 am from November 16, 2018 to March 1, 2019. March 2 to April 21, 2019 Saturday and Friday, with the last flight of the season on Friday April 26, 2019.
Toronto (YYZ) Friday and Monday at 8:35 am from December 14, 2018, to April 1, 2019; then Friday only until the season ends on April 26, 2019.
Direct Flights from Central America
Panama (PTY) 11:40 am on Tuesday and Friday.
San Salvador (SAL) 2:30 pm Monday to Saturday
Always double check flight times listed on the internet with airlines as they are subject to change.
Belize Travel Planning Resources
Have more vacation planning questions? Visit AmbergrisCaye.com forum and Trip Advisor Belize Forum both are great sources of Belize information. If you do not find a fast answer you can ask the question and get and see what other travelers and locals have to say.
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How to Get Around Belize
Once you get to Belize you will find it is fairly easy and inexpensive to get where ever you want to go. Belize City is full of taxis to get you around town. Sometimes they may try and overcharge so I always ask how much before I get in the taxi to make sure I am getting a fair price. You can take a bus anywhere on the mainland from the main bus terminal. It is really cheap, but you do get what you pay for. Expect overcrowded old school buses and an interesting cultural experience. To get to Caye Caulker or San Pedro, Ambergris Caye you can take a water taxi. They run around $25US and take 70-90 minutes. Even though I like boats and old school buses, my favorite way to travel around the country is to hop on a Tropic island hopper.
Tropic Air Flight Code
The flight from International Airport to San Pedro takes about 20 minutes and is one of the most beautiful flights you will ever take. Because the plane does not go above 2500 feet, you get an amazing view of the Caribbean Sea and Barrier reef.
By using Code For a Cause promotional code horizon when booking on Tropic Air, for both local and international flights, you will be doing a great community service. All previous months flights booked and flown using CFC will automatically be donating to charity. It’s that easy to help.
Please note, the Government of Belize and the Belize Airport Authority are requiring all Belizean Airlines collect a six dollar rider fee on all tickets segments. The rider fee is charged to every ticket issued regardless of any discount.
Examples: One way flight BZE – SPR = Rider Fee $6.00, Return flight BZE – SPR – BZE = Rider Fee $12.00 and flying to 3 destinations BZE – SPR – TZA – PLJ = Rider Fee $18.00
Tropic Air Destinations
Tropic now flies to 15 great destinations in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Tropic is the only airline that joins popular cities in the Yucatan with daily flights.
Here are some helpful guidelines when flying into Belize. You will, have to go through immigration and then customs
(which takes about 45 minute), so keep that in mind if you are flying to your next destination and need to connect. A great thing about this airline is that they fly every hour so if you miss one, you can usually just catch the next one. When you are returning home, Tropic Air recommends that you schedule your domestic transfers to arrive at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport at least 3 hours ahead of all international flight. All international airlines now have a 1-hour cut-off window for check-in which is strictly enforced. On weekends it can get congested at the PGIA, especially at departure passport control.
On the Tropic Air website, you can get the following downloadable PDF and other useful information. Click through to view useful and some downloadable flight information. You can see a Tropic Air route map or go to their various pages and find out the latest flight policies, departure tax, and pet travel information.
Shop Duty-Free Belize
Duty-free limits upon arrival: 3 cartons of cigarettes, 6 bottles of perfume, 6 boxes of cigars, 6 bottles of liquor or wine. Alcohol and perfume must go in checked luggage for your Topic Air flight. Cigars and cigarettes can be on carry-on but cannot be used on the flight. Check out my Duty-Free Page to get a 15% discount on your inbound purchases and for more information on what you can take with you when you leave Belize.